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WILLIAMS F1 - Monaco GP - Qualifying


Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying

Qualifying Notes
Valtteri Bottas qualified 13th and Felipe Massa 16th in a tough qualifying session in Monaco. Valtteri struggled to get heat into his front tyres whilst Felipe was involved in an incident with Marcus Ericsson which ended his running in the opening session.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 2:17 PM, 05.24.2014

RED BULL - Monaco GP - Qualifying

Saturday 24 May 2014 
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 3rd, (3rd Practice – P2, 1:16.808)
“I think I could have been closer to the front today and I don’t like it when that’s the case. I made a mistake in the last run in Q3; we were up and I thought it was going well, but then I made a mistake and lost the time I had made. Anyways, there’s no room for excuses here so I’ll just have to learn for next time. I would be disappointed not to finish on the podium tomorrow. I think we have the pace to hang with Mercedes, so hopefully we can at least get one of them off the line and maybe do something with strategy and give ourselves a real chance of taking a win.”
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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 2:16 PM, 05.24.2014

LOTUS F1 - Monaco GP - Qualifying

Work To Make It Work - 2014 Monaco GP, Saturday

Saturday 24th May 

Romain Grosjean will start from fourteenth on the grid with Pastor Maldonado fifteenth after qualifying for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix under blues skies on the streets of Monte Carlo. Both drivers went through the first qualifying session but were unable to find sufficient speed from the E22 in the twisty challenge of Monaco’s slow speed corners to make it into the top ten today.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 2:14 PM, 05.24.2014

McLAREN F1 - Monaco GP - Qualifying


“We got the best out of what we had”




Circuit de Monaco, Saturday May 24

A case of slightly mixed fortunes for McLaren today.

Kevin drove beautifully throughout all three qualifying sessions, establishing himself in a solid eighth position in Q1, Q2 and Q3. A position in the top 10, after a couple of difficult races for the team, was a great reward for Kevin, and sets him up well for an attacking race tomorrow.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 2:12 PM, 05.24.2014

CATERHAM F1 - Monaco GP - Qualifying


Monaco - 24th May 2014   

Caterham F1 Team Partner information
Airbus Group is a European industrial flagship which unites the capabilities of three market leaders: Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 2:10 PM, 05.24.2014

MERCEDES - Petronas Fluid Technology Solutions

The lifeblood for efficiency and performance

2014 has introduced what is widely recognized as the biggest technical revolution since the first Formula One season in 1950 with energy efficiency as a key performance factor in this new era of Formula One. The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 Team spent more than three years working closely with PETRONAS to co-engineer a brand new range of customized fuels and lubricants that help to provide a competitive edge on track in 2014 and beyond.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 2:07 PM, 05.24.2014

MERCEDES - Mercedes-Petronas Partnership


The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team is delighted to announce a long-term extension of its title partnership agreement with the Malaysian national oil and gas company, PETRONAS.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 2:05 PM, 05.24.2014

McLAREN F1 - Johnnie Walker Livery at Monaco GP

McLaren Mercedes has today unveiled a unique livery for the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix.  To celebrate its special relationship with McLaren Mercedes, Johnnie Walker will feature prominently on the car, along with on the driver overalls and helmets.

The Monaco Grand Prix is a jewel in Formula 1’s crown and has come to symbolise quality, style and sophistication, as well as sporting endeavour. Johnnie Walker and McLaren Mercedes began their partnership in 2005 and Monaco is the ideal place to celebrate the success they have achieved during 160 Grand Prix races together.   

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 3:04 PM, 05.22.2014

MERCEDES - Monaco GP - Thursday practice

Monaco - 22/05/2014

The Monaco Grand Prix weekend began today with the first two practice sessions taking place around the streets of the principality.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 2:44 PM, 05.22.2014

FERRARI - Spanish GP - Qualifying

Spanish Grand Prix
Montmelò, 10th May 2014

Fernando Alonso: “This wasn’t a good qualifying session, but the outcome was more or less what we could
have expected on a difficult weekend, especially in terms of grip...

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 3:27 PM, 05.10.2014

RED BULL - Spanish GP - Qualifying

Saturday 10 May 2014

DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 3rd, (3rd Practice – P7, 1:27.808
“Without putting too much attention on Mercedes, I'm happy with what I'm doing, so I think today was pretty good and I wasn't too disappointed with the lap.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 3:23 PM, 05.10.2014

WILLIAMS F1 - Spanish GP - Qualifying


Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying
Valtteri Bottas qualified fourth and Felipe Massa ninth for tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix, as Williams continues to qualify in the top ten.Continued hard work and improvement since the start of the season showed once again today, with the recent upgrades working well across both cars.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 3:20 PM, 05.10.2014

MERCEDES - Spanish GP - Qualifying

Barcelona - 10/05/2014

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg achieved a front-row lockout during qualifying at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 3:19 PM, 05.10.2014

CATERHAM F1 - Senior Management Change

Caterham F1 Team Announces New Senior Management Structure

Leafield Technical Centre, UK - 10th May 2014   

Caterham F1 Team has announced that it has instigated a restructuring of its senior management team to create a more streamlined, efficient management process that will allow the team to address the challenges of modern Formula One.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 3:08 PM, 05.10.2014

CATERHAM F1 - Spanish GP - Friday Practice


Barcelona, Spain 9th May 2014

Caterham F1 Team Partner information
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FP1: Dry, sunny, min / max track temp 20° - 26°, air temp 19° - 22°
FP2: Dry, sunny, min / max track temp 44° - 47°, air temp 23°

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 5:07 PM, 05.09.2014

McLAREN F1 - Spanish GP - Friday Practice

After the cold temperatures in China last month, the Formula 1 circus returns to its European heartland was greeted by hot weather and sunny skies. The aim for today was to evaluate a series of small aerodynamic upgrades to the MP4-29, designed to counteract the handling problems that affected both cars in Shanghai.

The team were satisfied with the data collected today, and will use it in particular to improve long-run pace for the remainder of the weekend.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 5:06 PM, 05.09.2014

TORO ROSSO - Spanish GP - Friday Practice

Daniil Kvyat (STR9-03)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:28.792, pos. 11th, 24 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:28.049, pos. 10th, 35 laps
“It was a productive Friday and I was quite happy with the balance. The car ran reliably on both the option and prime tyre, so we were able to collect a lot of useful data which we will study tonight. I have a good feeling and I hope we can come out strong in Qualifying tomorrow.”

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 5:05 PM, 05.09.2014

WILLIAMS F1 - Spanish GP - Friday Practice


Spanish Grand Prix Practice

Objectives: Aero Evaluations, Set-up and Tyre Work

FP1: Felipe Massa, 1:27.791 (10th), Felipe Nasr, 1:29.272 (14th)
FP2: Felipe Massa, 1:27.824 (8th), Valtteri Bottas, 1:28.698 (14th)

Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: It was a constructive day as we had a lot of work to do in terms of car set-up and tyre management as well as testing all the new pieces. We completed the tests we had planned and as a result all the parts we brought are working as expected or even better, which is key at a track like Barcelona where everyone is trying to find more downforce. We still have a lot of work to do in order to optimise our car set-up and the long run pace, and so that is the focus for this evening.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 5:03 PM, 05.09.2014

LOTUS F1 - Spanish GP - Friday Practice

Sun Is Shining - 2014 Spanish GP, Friday Friday 9th May

Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado completed a strong day of evaluation runs during the first day of the Spanish Grand Prix. The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya provided a delightfully warm backdrop for the opening practice sessions where Pastor ran in the top ten all day although Romain did not have as easy a time finding pace from his E22.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 5:02 PM, 05.09.2014

RED BULL - Spanish GP - Friday Practice

First Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:27.973, Laps: 21
Second Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:26.509, Laps: 38

“It’s nice not to have gone backwards during the short break and I think we have shown improvement; we want to close the gap to Mercedes but they don’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down! It’s not great that Seb wasn’t running, two cars means twice the amount of feedback for the team and you don’t learn so much from one when you are trying new parts – but at least we got some good data. The short runs and long runs were both okay today.”

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 4:59 PM, 05.09.2014

MERCEDES - Spanish GP - Friday practice

Barcelona - 09/05/2014

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finished the first day of track action in Barcelona in first and second places respectively.

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 4:57 PM, 05.09.2014

MERCEDES - Monaco GP - Race

Monaco - 25/05/2014
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took a dramatic one-two finish this afternoon at the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg
It was a tough race out there today but I am absolutely delighted to have won my second Monaco Grand Prix in succession. It's an amazing feeling and I'm proud to have done it at home, in front of my family and friends who were all here this afternoon. The race started well and I was comfortable but then we had to manage my fuel consumption and Lewis was pushing really hard behind me. We were able to be in control of the fuel with a few laps of lift and coast. It was important for me to break Lewis' momentum of winning the last four races this weekend. That worked out very well, but it was a really tough weekend. I'm so happy for the team that we had another one-two finish and look forward to the party tonight!

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Volume 2014, Issue 5, Posted 10:35 AM, 05.26.2014

Haas Formula Press Conference Transcript

(CONCORD, NC - APRIL 14, 2014 - RIS) Gene Haas and HaasFormula principle Guenther Steiner held a press conference today to announce details of the new American Formula One team. Here is the team's transcript of the conference.
An interview with: GENE HAAS and GUENTHER STEINER

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Volume 2014, Issue 4, Posted 6:17 PM, 04.14.2014

TORO ROSSO - Driver Line-Up, Pre-Indian GP

Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that Daniil Kvyat will drive for the team from the start of the 2014 Formula 1 season, as the replacement for Daniel Ricciardo, who moves to Infiniti Red Bull Racing. Kvyat, another product of the Red Bull Junior Driver Programme, will therefore partner Jean-Eric Vergne in our driver line-up. This year, the 19 year old Russian, who is based in Rome, has been competing in GP3 and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

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Volume 2013, Issue 10, Posted 8:39 PM, 10.21.2013

WILLIAMS - Indian GP Preview

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: The Indian Grand Prix takes place at the Buddh International Circuit, which was new on the calendar for the 2011 season. With fast, free-flowing and undulating characteristics the track has drawn comparisons to Spa-Francorchamps with the track rising by 14-metres within the first three corners. The track has a mixture of fast and slow corners making it challenging for the drivers, with the multi-apex sequence of Turns 10, 11 and 12 likened to Turn 8 at the Istanbul Park Circuit in Turkey. The Indian Grand Prix features one of the longest pitlanes in F1 and this contributes to a higher than average pitloss which pushes strategies towards fewer stops. Track temperatures are likely to be relatively high and to date there has never been a safety car in the race. After finishing just outside the points in recent races, the team will be pushing hard until the very last race of the season to score a top ten finish.

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Volume 2013, Issue 10, Posted 8:35 PM, 10.21.2013

McLAREN - Indian GP Preview

2013 Indian Grand Prix preview

 Buddh International Circuit facts & stats

The Buddh International Circuit is one of seven racetracks on this year’s Formula 1 calendar to have been designed by Hermann Tilke. It’s located in the province of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, near to the country’s second largest city, New Delhi. The circuit cost US$215 to build and was finished in October 2011.

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Volume 2013, Issue 10, Posted 8:33 PM, 10.21.2013

LOTUS - GP of India Preview

Kimi Räikkönen: “We’ll keep pushing”
Our Finn heads to India looking forward to the cuisine and hoping for a stronger qualifying position than of late

What do you think of the Buddh International Circuit?
It’s quite an interesting track; one of the better ones from the modern circuits. It’s quite similar to Korea; long straights, not terribly challenging corners and hard braking. It’s not as technical as Korea which was another new track for me last year, but it’s good. It’s always nice to go to a new place like India. It’s certainly a good track to go fast with a strong car in front of all the others!

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Volume 2013, Issue 10, Posted 5:32 PM, 10.19.2013

RED BULL - GP of India Preview

It’s been a little bit of everything so far this year for the Running Show Car team, from tearing up Top Gear Festivals in Sydney and Durban, meeting the crowds at the World Series by Renault events and running up the hill at Goodwood or cruising through’s some of our highlights so far this year.INDIA

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Volume 2013, Issue 10, Posted 5:18 PM, 10.19.2013